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Gong Li
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Biographical
Date of Birth 31 December 1965
Place of Birth Shenyang , Liaoning Province, China
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Occupation(s) Actress
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Gong Li was born in Shenyang, China, Liaoning, the youngest in a family of five children. Her father was a professor of economics and her mother, who was 40 when Gong was born, was a teacher. Gong grew up in Jinan, the capital of Shandong.

In 1985, Gong sought to study at China's top music school, but was denied entrance. Later that same year, she was accepted to the prestigious Central Academy of Drama in Beijing and graduated in 1989. While a student at the Central Academy of Drama, she was discovered by Zhang Yimou, who chose her for the lead role in Red Sorghum, his first film as a director.

Gong Li portrayed Lady Murasaki in the movie Hannibal Rising.

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